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Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos said Husker officials held out hope of fielding some sort of fall schedule until Wednesday.
One potential ramification was particularly concerning to Ed Seidel when it comes to UW’s student-athletes: heart damage.
The Big Ten's decision to postpone its fall football season has dominated the national sports conversation since Tuesday afternoon, and not everybody is excited about Nebraska's response.
BOISE — Boise State athletic director Curt Apsey acknowledged Thursday that the loss of the 2020 fall football season due to the COVID-10 pandemic will force the athletic department to run a deficit for the foreseeable future while it looks to make up the lost revenue.
The University of Arizona leader fully supports the conference’s decision to shut down fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic.
One doctor on the organization's COVID-19 advisory panel said she approved of the Big Ten's decision Tuesday and the one made later the same day by the Pac-12 because “that keeps the safety of the athletes as the No. 1 priority.”
TUSCALOOSA — Going into a sixth month of uncertainty in college athletics, University of Alabama athletics director Greg Byrne knows two things for certain: no matter what happens with football, financial losses will be challenging, and if there are football games in Bryant-Denny Stadium this fall, not many people will be in attendance.
LINCOLN — The quiet standoff between Nebraska and the Big Ten Conference appears to be over, although a NU statement on Thursday didn't expressly rule out the possibility of Husker football in the fall.NU President Ted Carter and UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green on Thursday morning released a brief statement reaffirming the university's commitment to the Big Ten, which will not allow the Huskers to play fall football games in the wake of a decision to postpone the 2020 fall season.“The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a fully committed member of the Big Ten Conference. It is an unparalleled athletic and academic alliance," the statement read."We have the greatest fans in college athletics. This has been a difficult and disappointing week for the Husker family. We all look forward to the day when we can cheer on our student-athletes, on the field and in the arena.”Unlike a Tuesday statement that expressed significant disappointment in the Big Ten's decision not to play football in the fall, coach Scott Frost and Athletic Director Bill Moos did not sign off on Carter and Green's statement. A request to a UNL spokesperson to clarify Carter and Green's statement — and whether it meant Nebraska was not playing football games this fall — was not immediately answered. Moos did not immediately return a phone call.Nebraska had wanted to play its own set of games this fall if the Big Ten hadn't allowed competition. Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said late Tuesday night, to Yahoo Sports, that NU wouldn't be able to do that and still remain a member of the Big Ten. Husker coach Scott Frost said Monday that Nebraska was a “proud member” of the Big Ten, and its statement after the Big Ten’s decision said nothing of leaving the league for the Big 12 or another conference.That’s how much of the national media took it, though, using Nebraska football like a punching bag Tuesday evening and Wednesday. Two ESPN personalities — Michael Wilbon and Desmond Howard — suggested the Big Ten should kick Nebraska out of the league. Howard said Warren should demand an apology from NU.Ohio State coach Ryan Day briefly joined Nebraska’s cause Wednesday morning, but by Wednesday afternoon OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith said in a statement the Buckeyes were focused solely on spring football plans. No other league teams — including Iowa, whose in-state rival, Iowa State, remains on track to play football this fall — took up the Huskers’ cause.The Big Ten reportedly got to work on a 2021 plan Wednesday. Purdue coach Jeff Brohm submitted his own plan Thursday morning that starts in late February and accommodates a shortened fall season that would start in October. Day was looking for a plan that started the first week of January — with training camp in December — and allows for a regular fall season to be played.
LINCOLN — While the ACC, Big 12, SEC and other leagues are still on course to play football in September, they won’t be able to host recruits on official or unofficial visits during the month after the NCAA extended its recruiting dead period on Wednesday through Sept. 30.
Roughly 12 hours after Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren suggested in a Yahoo Sports story that Nebraska couldn’t be a member of the league and still play football in the fall, Ohio State coach Ryan Day said his program was also exploring the potential of playing football in the fall.
LINCOLN — When the Big Ten presidents and chancellors postponed their fall sports, including college football, until at least 2021 due to the pandemic, several league coaches pivoted to trying to make a season work next spring.
The Pac-12’s decision Tuesday to postpone all sports competition until at least January meant the fiscal bus-driver of college sports, football, will be heading off a cliff in 2020-21. Even if the sport manages some sort of spring season, the money likely won't be the same.
State Journal beat reporter Colten Bartholomew details why the Big Ten punted on the fall football season, what role myocarditis played in the decision, and discusses if spring football can actually work.
The Pac-12 Conference’s decision to postpone fall sports provided some clarity, but chaos persists in college football and many issues remain unresolved.
“Playing in front of (my friends and family) and representing my town and the city I grew up in, that comes first,” Salpointe Catholic's junior quarterback said.
In all likelihood, the earliest the University of Wyoming is going to be able to play competitive football again is the spring. But UW’s athletic director isn’t sold on that happening either.
The Big 12 Board of Directors voted Tuesday night to proceed with plans for its members to play fall sports, moving its start date back to Sept. 2 and announcing stricter testing protocols for COVID-19.
The Mid-American Conference's move to postpone its fall sports ultimately pulled Coastal Carolina into the University of Kansas' football schedule and pushed SIU out.
A recommendation from the NCAA's Division I Council would begin to put protections in place for college athletes who opt out or have their seasons cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.
The cornerback had merely one interception during his rookie season in 2018, and had just two last year.
Listen, or watch, Steven M. Sipple, Parker Gabriel and Chris Basnett discuss a historic day for the Big Ten.
The Arizona Wildcats secured their second commitment to the 2022 recruiting class, and it comes from a player right up the road from the university.
UW coach Paul Chryst: “I know what our group is made of and I know what our intentions will be. Therefore, I’m confident that … we’ll find a way to get a lot out of whatever time we have until the next time we get to play a game.”
Drinkwitz told reporters in a Zoom call Wednesday that the swirling of reports in regard to potential cancellations and postponements of the upcoming college football season cause "a lot of unnecessary stress."
A number of obstacles will likely prevent UW from playing outside of the Mountain West's structure this fall.
The statements popped up from 11 different states and all 14 Big Ten schools. Every athletic director was weighing in on the league’s seismic decision to postpone its fall sports seasons.
After twice evading the question on the Big Ten Network, Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren, in an interview with Yahoo! Sports, said Nebraska is not allowed to pursue a fall football schedule after the league chose to postpone its season until spring 2021.
LINCOLN — The Big Ten has decided not to play football this fall. For Nebraska and the city of Lincoln, that choice comes at a high cost.
LINCOLN — As Nebraska continued to assert Tuesday that it would attempt to find a way to play a football season after the Big Ten postponed its schedule until at least the spring, Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren evaded two questions about whether the Huskers would be allowed by the league to do so.
President Robbins addressed the factors that led the Pac-12 CEO group to postpone competition until 2021 and did not completely rule out creating a bubble.
Steven M. Sipple steps in with five thoughts from a "historically dark day" for Nebraska and explains why the move feels shocking.
The Pac-12 Conference has postponed all fall and winter sports, including football, for the remainder of 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The world won't end if we wait a few more months for college football, or it the much-anticipated UA women's basketball season — a Final Four, perhaps? — is delayed until January, Greg Hansen says.
The Arizona Wildcats added the first commit to their 2022 football recruiting class, when Chandler wide receiver Kyion Grayes selected UA over Michigan State and ASU.